History Film / OverTheTop

4th Jan '18 5:04:59 PM cernex
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* LifeImitatesArt: Sort of.''Over The To' was the name of an actual arm-wrestling tournament that came about once the movie was approved for production. Organizers worked closely with producers at Cannon Films in hosting the tournament while the film was getting made. The contest was described as "the biggest event in armwrestling history." [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin And boy did it deliver.]] Beginning with the first qualifier in Beverly Hills in August 1985, the competition lasted a year throughout North America and included qualifying events in Europe, Israel and Japan. The finale took place on July 26th, 1986, with an 18-hour marathon tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton. The movie featured many real-life armwrestlers and footage from the Vegas finals, so in case you were wondering, yes, [[RealityIsUnrealistic those are indeed real arm wrestlers and those were indeed real arm wrestling contests and audiences]]. Stallone's scenes were filmed one day after the finals with the same crowds as paid extras.

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* LifeImitatesArt: Sort of.''Over The To' Top'' was the name of an actual arm-wrestling tournament that came about once the movie was approved for production. Organizers worked closely with producers at Cannon Films in hosting the tournament while the film was getting made. The contest was described as "the biggest event in armwrestling history." [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin And boy did it deliver.]] Beginning with the first qualifier in Beverly Hills in August 1985, the competition lasted a year throughout North America and included qualifying events in Europe, Israel and Japan. The finale took place on July 26th, 1986, with an 18-hour marathon tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton. The movie featured many real-life armwrestlers and footage from the Vegas finals, so in case you were wondering, yes, [[RealityIsUnrealistic those are indeed real arm wrestlers and those were indeed real arm wrestling contests and audiences]]. Stallone's scenes were filmed one day after the finals with the same crowds as paid extras.
4th Jan '18 5:04:17 PM cernex
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* LifeImitatesArt: Sort of.''Over The To' was the name of an actual arm-wrestling tournament that came about once the movie was approved for production. Organizers worked closely with producers at Cannon Films in hosting the tournament while the film was getting made. The contest was described as "the biggest event in armwrestling history." [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin And boy did it deliver.]] Beginning with the first qualifier in Beverly Hills in August 1985, the competition lasted a year throughout North America and included qualifying events in Europe, Israel and Japan. The finale took place on July 26th, 1986, with an 18-hour marathon tournament at the Las Vegas Hilton. The movie featured many real-life armwrestlers and footage from the Vegas finals, so in case you were wondering, yes, [[RealityIsUnrealistic those are indeed real arm wrestlers and those were indeed real arm wrestling contests and audiences]]. Stallone's scenes were filmed one day after the finals with the same crowds as paid extras.
27th Sep '16 4:30:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle:
** This flick is known in Mexico as ''Halcon'', being that the literal translation of the protagonist lastname.
** In Brazil, it's known as ''Falcão - O Campeão dos Campeões'', which translates as "Hawk - the Champion of the Champions''.
** In Portugal, it's known as ''The Lutador'', which can be translated as either "The Fighter" or "The Wrestler".
14th Feb '16 3:48:58 AM eroock
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->''The world meets nobody halfway.''

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12th Jan '16 3:36:44 AM luiz4200
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: This flick is known in Mexico as ''Halcon'', being that the literal translation of the protagonist lastname.

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: CompletelyDifferentTitle:
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This flick is known in Mexico as ''Halcon'', being that the literal translation of the protagonist lastname.lastname.
** In Brazil, it's known as ''Falcão - O Campeão dos Campeões'', which translates as "Hawk - the Champion of the Champions''.
** In Portugal, it's known as ''The Lutador'', which can be translated as either "The Fighter" or "The Wrestler".
27th Nov '15 5:08:46 PM nombretomado
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Looking at the poster at the top of this page, one would probably be surprised to find out that this is not a typical Stallone action flick. It's actually a lot like ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', only with [[SaturdayNightLive ARM WRESTLING!]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Looking at the poster at the top of this page, one would probably be surprised to find out that this is not a typical Stallone action flick. It's actually a lot like ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', only with [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive ARM WRESTLING!]]
10th Nov '15 6:31:28 PM nombretomado
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* CasualCarGiveaway: The classic "You can't park there/You keep it" exchange pops up when Michael drives himself to the airport and ditches a truck. In the {{Rifftrax}} commentary for the movie, Mike Nelson helpfully informs listeners that "You can't park there/You keep it" exchanges are legally binding contracts in over 15 states.

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* CasualCarGiveaway: The classic "You can't park there/You keep it" exchange pops up when Michael drives himself to the airport and ditches a truck. In the {{Rifftrax}} Podcast/RiffTrax commentary for the movie, Mike Nelson helpfully informs listeners that "You can't park there/You keep it" exchanges are legally binding contracts in over 15 states.
26th Sep '15 7:07:39 PM tvinsomne
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: This flick is known in Mexico as ''Halcon'', being that the literal translation of the protagonist lastname.
14th Sep '15 8:13:38 AM DaRatBastid
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* PlotHole: It is explained several times during the Las Vegas arm wrestling tournament that it is a ''double-elimination'' tournament, where you need to lose ''twice'' to be knocked out. This is, of course, a convenient way to let Lincoln Hawk feel the sting of defeat and still come back to win it all, but the film ignores a critical aspect of double-elimination tourneys. The final pairing of this tournament was between the winners' finalist (Hurley) and the losers' finalist (Hawk), but if the losers' finalist wins, '''there is supposed to be a rematch''', since that was only the winners' finalist's first loss. That somehow doesn't happen in this tournament, since Lincoln Hawk is immediately declared the champion after beating Bull Hurley.
25th Apr '15 6:07:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Looking at the poster at the top of this page, one would probably be surprised to find out that this is not a typical Stallone action flick. It's actually a lot like ''KramerVsKramer'', only with [[SaturdayNightLive ARM WRESTLING!]]

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* CoversAlwaysLie: Looking at the poster at the top of this page, one would probably be surprised to find out that this is not a typical Stallone action flick. It's actually a lot like ''KramerVsKramer'', ''Film/KramerVsKramer'', only with [[SaturdayNightLive ARM WRESTLING!]]
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